With a name like Victoria, it’s not hard to understand why it was named the most English city in North America. This thriving city has grown and changed from its British days, however, in ways that will surprise and delight you.
If you want to be close to it all, book Victoria, British Columbia, hotels downtown near Christ Church Cathedral, the Pacific Undersea Gardens, and the Victoria Bug Zoo.
The cathedral is not only gorgeous, but is the Diocese of British Columbia of the Anglican Church of Canada. Meanwhile, naturalist adventures can be had at the mini bug zoo, where you can see 50 or more species of insects, Myriapoda, and arachnids up close and personal. Of course, if bugs just make your skin crawl, head to the undersea gardens. Go below deck in a 150-foot vessel where you can check out more than 5,000 ocean species through the boat’s transparent hull.
Getting Around Victoria
One of the best ways to experience Victoria is by bike. The city has more cycling routes than any other city in Canada. Of course, renting a car can be a convenient way to get around the city, too. Or, check out Victoria hotel deals on the inner harbour of this Vancouver Island city and take a cruise.
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